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Course Description

Biology - BIOL 103

Health Education (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course explores health and wellness including the effects of stress, physical fitness, nutrition, body weight, substance abuse, infectious diseases and environmental factors. Other topics will include sexuality, cardiovascular health, cancer, chronic health conditions and how to make informed decisions related to health.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the multiple dimensions of health.
  • Explain the sources of stress and approaches to stress management.
  • Explain the components of physical fitness and the importance of exercise over the lifespan.
  • Determine the sources of nutrients and the necessity of a healthy diet.
  • Explore the relationship between healthy body weight and wellness.
  • Analyze the causes of substance abuse and addiction.
  • Explore the cardiovascular system and interventions for disease.
  • Characterize cancer and other chronic conditions.
  • Evaluate causes and transmission of infectious diseases.
  • Examine factors that influence sexuality, sexual behavior, and fertility.
  • Evaluate health information and health care providers.
  • Analyze the impact of environmental factors on health.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 103142465Health EducationOnline3Fruth K$12.003/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 103047721Health EducationOE/OE3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0012/31/0Open 
 103142462Health EducationOnline3Orick M$12.0018/31/0Open 
 103145401Health Education 3Elson A$12.002/30/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC165
 103246003Health Education 3Borst D$12.0011/30/0OpenW  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC690
 103246390Health Education 3Muse W$12.0022/30/0OpenT  07:00 PM-09:54 PM RC690

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/18/2019

 103112775Health EducationOnline3Orick M$12.0026/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 103112309Health EducationOnline3Fruth K$12.0013/31/0Open 
 103112466Health EducationOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0023/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 103112362Health EducationOnline3Cook S$12.0015/31/0Open 
 103115351Health Education 3Muse W$12.007/31/0OpenR  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F110
 103216014Health Education 3Tillman F$12.0018/31/0OpenW  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC690